Hitachi Storage Engineer/4340

Location: San Antonio, TX
Date Posted: 12-11-2017
Title: Hitachi Storage Engineer
Location: San Antonio, TX
Job Description:
U.S. Citizenship is required.

Job Responsibilities:
• The Hitachi Storage Engineer evaluates, implements and maintains Storage Area Networks (SANs) and Fibre Channnel and storage systems across enterprise platforms to include HP and Hitachi storage solutions and Brocade Fibre Channel. 
• Perform overall guidance and architecture support for the hardware installation, performance monitoring and client problem resolution. Work with Linux and Windows system administrators to configure and provision storage for servers, analyze performance from both the server and the storage perspectives using all available tools (including Windows and Linux performance measurement utilities). 
• Troubleshooting and potentially correcting issues pertaining to storage connectivity, capacity or performance is also required. Perform periodic and emergency system maintenance, minimizing business impact to the greatest extent possible
• Performs system capacity analysis and planning to ensure storage management system operation and resource utilization optimization.
• Provides efficient and reliable storage allocation and defines backup, recovery, archival procedures.
• Maintains storage configurations to provide capacity planning and performance monitoring/tuning of systems. 
Benchmarks, evaluates and makes recommendations for the selection of storage management software and hardware products.
• Responsible for developing capacity panning strategy as it relates resources across the enterprise to include short term operational aspects as well as long term strategic planning. 
• Create SOP guides and audit systems to ensure that industry best practices are implemented and followed. 
• Conduct research and evaluation of new and emerging technologies. 
• Advise the customer regarding the purchase of hardware and software. 
• Install, configure, and maintain SAN management software that includes Brocade BNA, Hitachi HCS, Hitachi tuning manager, and Hitachi replication manager. 

Job Qualifications:
• Demonstrated knowledge of Hitachi Command Suite/Storage Navigator
• Knowledge of multiple Hitachi array platforms 
• Experience with storage arrays (Hitachi VSP, USP-V, and HUS 150). 
• Demonstrated knowledge of Tuning Manager, Analytics, and Virtualization in a Hitachi storage environment
• Demonstrated experience troubleshooting performance issues from Brocade and Hitachi resources
• Demonstrated experience and knowledge of Brocade hardware and software
• Virtualization support experience
• Experience with Brocade Fibre Channel switches that include DCX directors, 7500, and 7800 fabric extenders. 
• Experience with configuring and maintaining FCIP links across sites. 
• Network Administration Experience (related to firewalls, LAN, etc)
• Enjoys a fast paced environment 
• Excellent customer service skills
• Able to work and interact with others in a structured / team environment 
• Accuracy and attention to detail, must have organizational skills
• Independent problem solver with troubleshooting, decision making and analytical skills
• Flexibility and adaptability to handle competing work demands 
• Verbal and written communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to communicate on a technical level to a technical audience
• Demonstrated ability to communicate to nontechnical audience on technical issues
Education Required:
High School
Years of Experience Required:
Years of Experience Desired:
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